Radio frequency identification, RFID for short, is a technology that uses tiny computer chips—some smaller than a grain of sand—to track items at distance. If the master planners have their way, every object—from shoes to cars—will carry one of these tiny computer chips that can be used to spy on you without your knowledge or consent. We've nicknamed these tiny devices "spychips" because of their surveillance potential.
Liz McIntyre is a consumer privacy expert and co-author, along with Katherine Albrecht, of "Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track your Every Move with RFID." McIntyre is the Communications Director for CASPIAN (Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering), an organization that advocates free-market, consumer-based solutions to the problem of retail privacy invasion.
She joined Joe Broadhurst of CKUT Radio in Montreal to discuss these personal security issues.
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